Designer Emre Gultekin has form when it comes to producing detailed kit histories of some of the world’s most famous teams - Argentina’s Club Atlético River Plate is certainly deserving of the treatment.

Without question, the Buenos Aires giants bring to mind one look above all: the red diagonal sash - or “band” - on a white shirt base. For sure, there are plenty of examples of this in Emre’s retrospective, albeit there’s much more to Los Millionarios’ aesthetical evolution.

This is Corinth's prediction for Milan's 2021/22 Home shirt.

According to leaks, the jersey the Rossoneri will wear next season features stripes of different widths, so he adapted that concept to (one) of the templates Puma will use next season.

Part of his recent J-league series, this is the Home shirt concept created by Corinth for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The shirt is purple with a pattern inspired by the name of the club, Sanfrecce (or 'Three arrows'). On the back of the kit, below the collar, their old logo can be seen.

The football world was rocked last week by the passing of Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend’s death has provoked an outpouring of grief and an abundance of tribute-making, not least from those with a kit-appreciating bent.

Designer - graphic and apparel - Emre Gultekin has taken the rich subject matter of Maradona’s career to provide a beautiful history of shirts El Diego wore.

Facing a creative block in football kit design is surely an arduous predicament for designers and admirers alike. Fortunately, some of the former - like Brendan Tennent - find inspiration in close at hand, such as in the alphabet.

Tennent’s “26Kits - Alphabet Jerseys” project is basic in principle - one shirt per letter and each with the same “crest” and “sponsor” - but the imagination employed, and the eschewing of strict adherence to each respective character’s form in favour of flair, gives us two baker’s dozens’ worth of very 2020s designs.

Turkish club football giants Galatasaray have a fascinating kit history, having worn all of the traditional “big four” of football design - adidas, Nike, Puma and Umbro - but what if they had consistently been part of the three-striped stable for the last forty years plus?

Emre Gultekin - an apparel, sportswear and graphic designer with impressive professional club kit credits - has explored this possibility with a gallery of adidas Gala kits stretching from 1978 to 2020.

Based on the very first design used by the club in 1884, this Derby County shirt designed by ONI has brown and light blue halves with an Umbro-inspired double diamond pattern and an amber stripe in the middle.

The sleeves are brown with light blue and amber accents.

From our sister site,, something very close to this shirt design may be sported by Milan away from home next 21/22 season.

Uploaded by “yousif fayed”, the beige - or perhaps “ecru” - base is embellished with gold in the form of neat “V”-style neck and cuffs and, most strikingly, a stylised map of the city of Milan which stretches across the entire trunk.